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» Seventh Day Adventure: Week 13

The biggest game this week is the Iron Bowl, where the playoff hopes of Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia hang in the balance.

13 Oct 2017

The Week In Quotes: October 13, 2017

by Cale Clinton

NO, THEY JUST WANT MORE CUTLER. THEY'RE MASOCHISTS

"Chants of 'We want Moore' can be heard from the crowd from @MiamiDolphins fans. They are asking for backup [quarterback] Matt Moore over Jay Cutler."

-- Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler would be getting paid $10 million to sit on the bench if the fans had any say in roster decisions. (James Walker, ESPN, via Twitter)

THE END OF AN ERA IN PITTSBURGH?

"Maybe I just don't have it anymore."

-- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to his NFL playing career after throwing five interceptions against Jacksonville. Big Ben already pondered retirement this past offseason. (Andrew Gibson, radio station 1010-AM in Jacksonville, via Twitter)

LIFE COMES AT YOU FAST: A STORY IN THREE TWEETS

"AP NEED MORE TOUCHES"

-- Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson showed support for New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson in this tweet from September 11, 2017, as Peterson's tenure with his new team was off to a rough start.

"To make room for [running back] Adrian Peterson, the Arizona Cardinals cut [running back] Chris Johnson. The two [running backs] connected in past connected again in different way."

-- NFL insider Adam Schefter announces that the Arizona Cardinals had made a trade to acquire Adrian Peterson. To make room, the team was forced to cut Chris Johnson

"Lmaooo"

-- Former Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson's first tweet following the breaking news. (compiled by "Tanisha" of The Sports Fan Journal, via Twitter)

THINGS HAVE GOTTEN ESPECIALLY BLEAK IN NEW YORK

"Hey @Giants let me know if you need an interim wide receiver!"

-- Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens.

"@Giants hey big head"

-- Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson. Owens and Johnson are looking to jump on a unique opportunity as the New York Giants lose their top three wide receivers in the same game. (Terrell Owens, Twitter; Chad Johnson, Twitter)

COMMISSIONER DIDDY? COMMISSIONER COMBS? COMMISSIONER PUFF DADDY?

"I did have a dream to own a NFL team but now my dream is to own our own league! A league where you can be yourself. Have a retirement plan. Have freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!! NEW DREAM ALERT!!!! SELL ME THE NFL NOW!!!!"

-- Rapper and hip hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs expressed his dream to buy the NFL in a series of tweets. According to CNNMoney, Diddy's net worth is estimated at $820 million. The NFL was projected to bring in $13 billion last year alone. (Sean Combs, Twitter)

NICK SABAN ADOPTING THE 'FAKE NEWS!' MANTRA

"I'm trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys. All that stuff that you write about how good we are and all that stuff they get on ESPN is like poison. It's like taking poison. Like rat poison. I'm asking them: 'Are you going to listen to me or are you going to listen to these guys about how good you are?'"

-- Alabama head coach Nick Saban lambasts the media for putting Alabama on their (deservedly) high pedestal. (USA TODAY)


THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA

DOLPHINS' BLOW HOLE EXPOSED (NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

-- Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster taped himself snorting an unnamed white powder (read: cocaine) prior to a meeting on team facilities.

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

"Who's your daddy? Who's your daddy?"

-- Iowa State players could be overheard on broadcast screaming this following the team's 38-31 win over Oklahoma. This could be in reference to a viral clip of Baker Mayfield shouting "You forgot who daddy is, I'm going to have to spank you" at Baylor players prior to the Oklahoma-Baylor matchup. (Eric Hubbs, Twitter)

-- Iowa State also called back to Mayfield planting the Oklahoma flag at the center of Ohio State's field and gave the Sooners a taste of their own medicine.

YOU CAN HEAR THE GEARS TURNING IN REAL TIME

-- NFL commentator Troy Aikman is forced to take pause when he realizes the player he blamed a broken play on is in street clothes on the sideline and not in the game.

DONALD PENN GETS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH FANS (ALSO NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

-- Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn gets out of his car to confront angry fans after a bottle was allegedly thrown at his car. Penn would later claim the incident was a set-up in an extortion plot.

A LEGENDARY SEND-OFF FOR A TRUE ROCK LEGEND

-- The University of Florida paid tribute to late rock star and Florida native Tom Petty with this electric rendition of "Won't Back Down." Rest In Peace, Tom.

FROM THE PUNTER'S POINT OF VIEW

-- Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee gives his two cents on concussions and the current state of the NFL

ONLY IN MACTION

-- A WMU tight end's sister ran all the way across the field to give him a hug in the middle of the game, and was promptly ejected from the stadium.

NO 'STAIRWAY?' DENIED!

-- A Miami defensive player shreds a nasty air guitar solo with the help of the Florida State quarterback's leg

I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WAS WATCHING HERE...

-- A color commentator for Eastern Michigan-Toledo refuses to believe that this kick was anything but in. Despite the fact that the kick missed the uprights by a solid five yards.

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 13 Oct 2017

16 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2017, 9:05am by aces4me

Comments

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by justanothersteve :: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:01pm

The NFL's attitude towards concussions reminds me of the movie "Thank You for Smoking."

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by Theo :: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:44pm

Just FYI.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
Chronic = persisting for a long time
Traumatic = deeply disturbing or distressing
Encephalopathy = disorder or disease of the brain.

CTE = a prolonging disturbing effect on the brain.

CTE is not only about the big time concussions. It's also about the repeated small ones.

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by stoste :: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:19am

100% could not agree more. The NFL is at the 'end of the tunnel' but it seems just about everyone (or at least those who aren't doctors) refuses to acknowledge this starts at a very young age and tackling (excuse me) the problem starts by not allowing children to play full contact football so early, before the brain is fully developed. The High School and Collegiate problem is being swept under the carpet, with the focus on the biggest money making product - the NFL, but some intelligent research into this will find that players are arriving in the league with CTE issues already developing. The lack of common sense around this is frightening!

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by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:28am

Please excuse my pedantry, but in this context “Traumatic” means “related to physical injury”, not the psychological definition.

Otherwise, your point is spot on. I’ve always loved football since I was a kid, and played in pee wee and up through high school. But I will not let either of my sons play at a young age. Haven’t decided yet what to do if they want to play when they reach high school, but I’m leaning towards no. There are a lot of youth flag football leagues where I live, so maybe they can do that if they have the itch.

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by fyo :: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:06pm

That kicker video at the end. Just wow.

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by Axe2Grind :: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:01pm

Was that commentator even in the stadium? How did he even include the bit about just clearing the cross-bar? And as he is saying they made it the screen is showing the score.

That was a bit too colourful commenting.

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by ChrisS :: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:09pm

Did the Miami coach get fired? Aikman what a tool?

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by xydux :: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 2:00am

Dude that sack celebration is epic. It would have been better if he had looked like Jimmy Page rather than Jimmy Buffett, but that is a COOL celebration.

Aikman's been known as a tool for a while, what else is new? I just like the Fox director putting up the shot of (the Packers guard) on the sideline to show everybody watching that "HEY! AIKMAN'S AN IDIOT!" Seriously doesn't he have a roster in front of him so he can crosscheck numbers?

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by Jerry :: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 3:36am
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by The Ninjalectual :: Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:53pm

He goes from "that was so much fun getting high with you baby" to the next day talking about "getting the help he needs." Yeah right

And "I know we can't do this for awhile because I know you're going to keep that baby" holy fuck! What a lowlife

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by BlueStarDude :: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 2:45pm

Aaron,

I’m disappointed in some of the quotes that have been left out the past few weeks. I think we’re past the point where we can pretend that silence and ignoring things (let alone hawkish pregame flyovers) are apolitical. Fandom is irrational, and so it has prevented me (and likely will continue to) from switching my allegiance to a team with a more palatable owner. But I walked away from watching baseball (and have never gone back), and ever since Kap went unsigned I’ve been feeling like I can possibly do it with football too. I’ll respect your wishes for an utterly apolitical football site and stop here, but people everywhere in this country need to start taking harder (non-violent) stands before it’s too late.

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by SFC B :: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:31am

Kaepernick is really a blank slate onto which you can project everything. You're thinking of giving up football because he's unsigned, I gave up watching it because of the mess he started and continues.

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by drobviousso :: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:47am

Could not disagree in stronger terms. The depoliticisation of football is a noble goal and I'd drop FO if it became a place for the writers to take a stand instead of discuss football.

I'm very, very thankful to the entire FO staff and Aaron in particular for keeping this a football space instead of another place where political bickering takes over.

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by Will Allen :: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:07pm

From your fingers to Aaron's eyes, brother. There isn't anything about discussing politics here which will expand the understanding of politics, or football.

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by JoeyHarringtonsPiano :: Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:16am

Just wanted to chime in that I agree. Debates about politics nowadays tend to generate more heat than light.

If anyone is interested in the political side of the anthem protests, I suggest you visit Chase Stuart’s site Footballperspective.com. He posted an article about this issue, and allowed his readers to debate in the comments section. The arguments on both sides were respectful and civilized (which is a rare thing indeed in online comments sections).

I come here for the advanced stats with some occasional humor, and prefer to keep it that way.

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by aces4me :: Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:05am

Will Allen
+1000000